Research Officer

Sydney, Australia
AU$89,759 per annum + 17% Super
17 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 3 x Full time, 12 months fixed term
  • An opportunity to provide Research Administration support to the Brain and Mind Centre part of the FMH Translational Research Collective
  • Base salary of $89,759 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Brain and Mind Centre's Youth Mental Health and Technology team conduct research across several streams that explore digital pathways, systems science, and access to mental health care for young people. Extensive collaborations with health service providers, industry, government, philanthropic and research organisations enable us to quickly and effectively translate our research findings into large-scale health system innovations and mental health policy reform, facilitating continuous improvements to mental health services for the benefit of young people in Australia.

The Research Officer within the Youth mental health and technology team will be working closely with a diverse group of researchers to work on a new national collaborative research project with international reach, concerned with social and emotional wellbeing for child development and youth mental health outcomes.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work closely with the key research fellows and senior staff and liaising with a diverse group of stakeholders including clinicians, students and staff, supporting co-design workshops
  • assist with research administrative processes such as ethics submissions and report preparation
  • provide support to the team, including coordinating research meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, and organising events, research conferences and seminars
  • provide administrative services and support to the development of research publications for the work area
  • work under broad guidance and exercise independent judgement in the design and performance of research activities and tasks on established research projects

About you

  • holds extensive administrative and/or project experience within a research environment including research protocols and research reporting
  • sound knowledge of ethical and regulatory requirements as well has having an understanding of confidentiality and privacy laws and guidelines relevant to human research
  • ability to conduct analysis and research and report on findings with the ability to contribute new ideas and identify opportunities for research efficiency improvement
  • proven experience in event and meeting coordination
  • ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • experience and knowledge of university systems and programmes desirable.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, Monday 31 January 2022

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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